Vegetable Succotash

Source: What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

Serving size: 8 servings

Simply, a healthy dinner dish for a busy night.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 cups red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups zucchini, diced
  • 2 cups yellow summer squash, diced
  • 3 cups lima beans, frozen
  • 3 cups corn kernels, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, coarsely chopped

Materials

cutting board, sharp knife, skillet, measuring cups

Instructions

1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil.

2. Add onion; cook until translucent (2 minutes). Add garlic, bell peppers, zucchini, squash, lima beans, and corn.

3. Season as desired; cook, stirring, until vegetables are tender (10 minutes). Stir in sage and serve.

More About Zucchini

How to Select

Look for zucchini with a slightly prickly, but shiny skin. The skin should be firm and free of cuts and bruises.

How to Store

Store zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days. Do not wash it until you are ready to use it. Cooked zucchini can be stored in the refrigerator as well, but should be used with in 2 days.

How to Prepare

Rinse in cold water. Trim tops and bottoms. Add to salads, or have as a snack with dip. Steam, microwave or boil until tender, bake, roast, stir-fry, or sauté. Add to pasta and rice dishes, soups and stews, and casseroles.